“Bright violet. Expressive, smoke-accented cherry, Chambord, licorice, succulent herb and exotic spice qualities on the nose. Weighty and broad on the palate, offering intense red fruit, floral pastille, allspice, cola and botanical herb flavors that turn sweeter as the wine opens up. The floral note gains strength with air and drives the impressively long, penetrating finish, which features polished tannins and resonating cherry and floral notes.” – Josh Raynolds, Vinous
"A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, the 2020 Vinsobres features cinnamon, liquorice, black pepper, gingerbread and salinity. Bottled unfiltered. If the sense of terroir-driven power were to be encapsulated by a vineyard site, that site would have to be Rouanne. Our 2020 Vinsobres is packed full of intensity, length, fullness, depth, and enigma." - Winemaker's notes
"Elpidios is an attractive, seamlessly judged cuvée of mostly Grenache with 62% Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan and Pinotage, creating a Cape-meets-the-Mediterranean feel. Fermented with 50% whole bunches, it has enticing Turkish Delight and potpourri aromas, goji berry and tobacco leaf flavours and savoury, sinewy tannins." - Tim Atkin MW
Interesting herbaceous profile, showing earthy, crushed leaf components and even agave, but without any green, bitter elements. The palate is broad, with red fruited accessibility, and the property’s signature structure and firm tannins. Medium bodied.